February 2018
   

The library has released its 2017 Annual Report.  Check it out here for an overview of your library's impact:  Annual Report

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A limited number of commonly requested state and federal tax forms are available at the library. Please call ahead for specific availability or for further information. (309) 524-2470.

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Need something new to read, watch, or listen to? Let us help you with our expert suggestions! Fill out the Library Concierge Form and our librarians will provide you with a list of 5 personalized suggestions within a week. 

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Students in grades 6-12 can create a 3-5 minute video for a chance to win $100. In teams of up to five people, create a movie on the Teen Read Week theme of "Libraries are for Creating" or one of the other categories, upload your creation to YouTube, and turn in a contest form and hard copy of your video by March 1, 2018. Visit the Moline Public Library to check out a video camera, tripod, and other equipment to help you make your movie.
Filmmakers and their friends and families are invited to a Premiere Party on Thursday, March 8 at 6:00 p.m. at the Putnam Museum for a showing of the films, pizza, and prizes. 

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February Programs and Events
For Children (Teens & Adults Schedule below...)

Additional information may be found on Our New Website! 

 
Through February 10
Winter Reading Program: Choose Your Own Reading Adventure
Grades K - 5 are invited to register to win prizes for meeting reading goals. Take the chill out of winter!
Sponsored by Meemic Insurance

Monday, February 19, 2018
CLOSED for President's Day
 
 
Teens & Tweens Cooking Class
Grades 4 - 8
Thursday, Feb 1 at 6:00 pm
Learn about cooking and create a meal. Space is limited and registration is required.  Call (309) 524-2470. Made possible through  Project Next Generation grant funding.

Story Time for Littles - Evening Edition
Birth to 36 months
Wednesdays, Feb 7 and Feb 21  at 6:00pm
Nurture your baby and toddler's love of books through music, movement, stories and art exploration while helping develop language, motor and social skills.
No registration required for this free program.
 
Story Time for Littles
Birth to 36 months
Mondays, Feb 5, 12, 26
9:30 am OR 10:45 am
Nurture your baby and toddler's love of books through music, movement, stories and art exploration while helping develop language, motor and social skills.
No registration required for this free program.
 
Exploratorium - A Different STEAM Program each week!
Grades K-5
Wednesdays, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm 
No registration is required for this free program. Sponsored by The Moline Foundation.
 
Creativity Lab
Grades K - 5
Thursday, Feb 8 at 6:30 pm
Make art your way!
 
Lunar New Year
Family Event
Tuesday, Feb 13 at 6:30 pm
Celebrate the Lunar New Year at the library with an exploration of traditions, crafts, food, and of course, the dragon dance!
For all ages.
 
Dissection Class
Grades 4 - 8
Thursday, Feb 15 at 6:00 pm
Investigate animal biology through dissection. Adult supervision and/or permission form required.  Space is limited and registration is required.  Call (309) 524-2470. Made possible through  Project Next Generation grant funding.

The Cat in the Hat Comes Back!
Children and families
Thursday, Feb 22 at 6:00 pm
Celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss from 6-7:30pm at this drop-in program for all ages. Games, crafts, activities and stories read by the Cat in the Hat himself!
 
Exploratorium, Jr.
Up to age 5 (older siblings welcome)
Monday, Feb 26 at 6:00 pm
Hands-on STEAM projects for children up to age 5 with their parents.
                                                                         
We are always open online at http://molinelibrary.com/ 

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February Programs and Events
For Adults and Teens

Additional information may be found on Our New Website! 

 
Through March 1
Teen Video Contest
G rades 6-12 can create a 3-5 minute video 
for a chance to win $100. 

Monday, February 19, 2018
CLOSED for President's Day
 
 
Teen Cooking Class
Grades 4 - 8
Thursday, Feb 1 at 6:00 pm
Learn about cooking and create a meal. Space is limited and registration is required.  Call (309) 524-2470. Made possible through Project Next Generation grant funding.
 
Teen Advisory Group
Grades 6-12
Thursday, Feb 1 at 3:30 pm
Meet new friends and help advice the Library regarding teen needs and wants.  Fulfills service hour requirements.  No registration required.
 
Coping with Life's Transitions: The Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities presents Rabbi Jonathan Porath
All Ages
Tuesday, Feb 6 at Noon
All of us go through transitions and challenges in life, 'passages' in the words of Gail Sheehy's famous book of a generation ago. What insights and wisdom can we glean from the words of the rabbis? Especially relevant for those experiencing personal and family difficulties, as well as aging and moving into new realms.
 
Teen Anime Club
Grades 6-12
Tuesday, Feb 6 from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Anime and manga fans are invited to watch, discuss and hang out with fellow otaku.  Second Tuesdays of each school year month.  Drop in anytime from 3:30 - 5:30 pm.  Free and no registration required.
 
U.S. Citizenship Test Preparation Course
Adult Programming
Wednesday, Feb 7,14, 21, 28
This free 8 week course series meets every Wednesday
beginning February 7th until March 28th. This course is open to anyone wanting to prepare for the United States citizenship test. You must have basic English language skills. Registration is required, as space is limited.
 
Noon Day Series: Life on the Prairie Concert with Barry Cloyd
All ages
Friday, Feb 9 at Noon
Discover the rich history, in story and song, of the Midwest's tall-grass prairies. Barry Cloyd takes you behind the scenes of the pre-historic periods, the glacial episodes and the Native Americans . The concert is free of charge.  No registration required. 
 
"Now He Belongs to the Ages: Lincoln Tomb" film screening
All ages
Monday, Feb 12 at 6:30 pm
A celebration of Lincoln's Birthday and the State of Illinois' Bicentennial. Question and answer session after the film with producer and director, Chris Ryder.
 
After School Fun
Grades 6-12
Wednesdays, Feb 14 and 28 from 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Bring your friends for a variety of board and electronic games at the library.  Free and no registration is required. Drop in.
 
Dissection Class
Grades 4 - 8
Thursday, Feb 15 at 6:00 pm
Investigate animal biology through dissection. Adult supervision and/or permission form required.  Space is limited and registration is required.  Call (309) 524-2470. Made possible through Project Next Generation grant funding
 
Quad City Arts Visiting Artist
Storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston
All Ages
Thursday, Feb 22 at 6:30 pm
Charlotte Alston portrays traditional and contemporary stories from African and African American oral and cultural traditions. She has been a featured narrator for several orchestras and conductors including The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Orchestra of St. Luke's, The Cleveland Orchestra, the Saint Louis Symphony and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
 
Chocolate Fest
Grades 6 - 12
Monday, Feb 26 at 6:00 pm
Sample various chocolates, compete in a chocolate building contest, candy games, and more. Registration is requested. Contact the Moline Public Library at 309-524-2470
 
Irene Adler: The Only Woman to Outsmart Sherlock Holmes
All Ages
Tuesday, Feb 27 at 6:30 pm
Opera Prima Donna, Adventuress, Actress. Meet the only woman who outsmarted the world's greatest detective and discover why she had such a profound impact on his life and career. 
                                                                  
We are always open online at http://molinelibrary.com/ 

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